2016 All-State Art Show

Great news! Southside has five 4th grade students whose artwork will be shown at the 2016 All-State Elementary & Middle School Art Show. Artworks will be on display from May 9-27 in Nicholasville. Come check out all the talented artists from across Kentucky. More information below:


3 & 4 grades Art Contest: Greetings from Kentucky


“As part of  an ongoing effort to bring increased awareness of the legislature to the people of the Commonwealth, the Kentucky State Senate is sponsoring what we hope will be an annual back to school event for our youngest citizens, the first annual “Greetings from Kentucky” poster contest.”

  • Who: 3rd & 4th grade students
  • What: Poster showing Woodford County during your favorite season on 8 1/2 x 11 sized paper, parent permission form
  • Where: through mail-in entry
  • When: Now- November 24, 2015 (This is the day before Thanksgiving break.)
  • Why: Your artwork could be shown all across the state and online. You and our school will receive special recognition from your senator and Senate President.

This contest is not available online. Please see Ms. Baird for parent permission forms and paper, if you need it.

K-5 Art Contest: Doodle4Google

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Google is holding its annual Doodle4Google art contest. This year’s theme is: What Makes Me…Me. Click on the image for more information. The basic information:

  • Who: Kindergarten- 5th grade (and all the way up through 12th!)
  • What: Doodle4Google artwork ON the official entry form and 50 word description of your artwork
  • Where: Online or through mail-in entry
  • When: October 19- December 7, 2015
  • Why: Your design could be the Google logo for a day! Additional prizes: a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 Google for Education grant for our school, a trip to Google headquarters in California.

Need some inspiration? Here are videos sharing the creative process of Google’s Doodlers, the artists who create Google’s special logos.

Step 1: Imagine

Step 2: Create

Step 3: Share and Collaborate

Please see Ms. Baird if you’re interested in this awesome art opportunity!

2015-16 KY Youth Art Month Contest

Kentucky’s Youth Art Month (March 2016) has a new theme for this year’s flag design contest, “The Power of Art”.  Each category: Elementary, Middle, and High School, will have 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners.  The winning student’s artwork will be transformed into a flag to represent our state!  Please let Ms. Baird know if you’re interested in this opportunity.

Here’s the 2014-2015 Flag Design Winner:

  • Student: Morgan Donaldson
  • Teacher: Jennifer Billings
  • School: Montgomery County High
  • Grade: 10th

Contest Rules:

  1. Contest is limited to K-12 students.
  2. Only one entry per class can be submitted.
  3. Designs should be in color. Flag designs should not have more than ten colors including black and white. Crayons, markers, colored pencils, paint work well.
  4. Entries can be submitted on the 2015 entry form or white piece of  8 ½ x 11 paper (like copy paper).
  5. Designs must include the YAM logo and the name and/or shape and/or some form of symbolism of the state of “Kentucky”.
  6. Designs must show the 2015 theme The Power of ARTand include this phrase in writing.
  7. Entries must be given to Ms. Baird by Friday, Nov. 13th.

2015 Superintendent’s Holiday Card Contest

Our Superintendent, Mr. Hawkins, is inviting you to participate in his 2015 Holiday Card Contest. Each year, Mr. Hawkins sends holiday cards to people all over Woodford County. Your artwork could be on the cards! Here are the contest rules:

2015 contest infoThis contest is optional and to be done at home. Please see Ms. Baird if you need a sheet of copy paper or a paper copy of the rules.

“Celebrating Art” Art Contests

Southside students, would you like to participate in an art contest?  Entries are due near the start of school, so don’t forget!

Click the image to go to www.celebratingart.com

Why Enter???
Win Prizes
Receive Recognition

Each student may enter one art piece for each contest.
Must enter online. Do not mail art as it will not be entered in the contest or returned.

Contest deadlines:
December 10, 2014, extended February 5, 2015, April 9, 2015, August 22, 2015 ***This is the upcoming school year, but art can be turned in any time before August 22nd. If you’d like me to upload your work, please turn it in before Monday, August 17th.

Prizes: Ten winners in each grade division K-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 for each contest and their art teachers will share over $5000 in prizes. Winners will also receive a free copy of the art book which includes their work. Other entries of merit will be invited to be published in our full color art book. Teachers who have 5 or more students published will receive a free copy of the book that features their students. Types of art: Any art that can have a still digital image. Paintings, computer graphics, sculptures, drawings, etc. Take a picture of your art. This is not a photography contest.

Best Art Tips:  Make sure the art is yours and original- not traced or copied.  If your artwork is on paper, it should be unlined paper.  Lined notebook paper doesn’t photograph as well as solid-colored papers.

Doodle for Google


Welcome to the 2014 Doodle 4 Google competition

Before there was an airplane, there were doodles of cool flying machines. And before there was a submarine, there were doodles of magical underwater sea explorers. Since the beginning of time, ideas big and small, practical and playful, have started out as doodles. And we’re ready for more. One talented young artist (grades K-12) will see his or her artwork on the Google homepage and receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for his or her school.  Closing date for entries is Thursday, March 20th.

Doodle for Google

Click link above for more information.






Governor’s Mansion Centennial Visual Art and Essay Contest

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 16, 2014) – Kentucky public, private and home school students are invited to submit original artwork and/or essays in the Governor’s Mansion Centennial Visual Art and Essay Contest sponsored by First Lady Jane Beshear, the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Centennial Committee and the Kentucky Department of Education.  The contest is part of a yearlong series of events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the current Kentucky Governor’s Mansion, also known as the “People’s House.”
“The yearlong Centennial Celebration is an exceptional opportunity for Kentucky students of all ages to learn about the architectural, political and social history of the Governor’s mansion,” said Mrs. Beshear.  “These contests are a perfect way to get students involved in the Celebration, and winners will be honored at a special ceremony and have their works displayed at the Mansion alongside historical Centennial exhibits.”
The visual art contest is open to students in grades K-12. Students may use any medium to create a two- or three-dimensional artwork that reflects one of the visual art contest’s themes. First, second and third place winners will be named for students in grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.  Students must submit digital images of their work for judging.
The essay contest is open to students in grades 4-12 who must choose one of three writing prompts for the theme of their essay.  First, second and third place winners will be selected at the following award levels:  grades 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. 
First place winners in each age group will receive a $100 prize, join the First Lady for lunch at the mansion and have their work publicly displayed at the mansion.  Prize-winning student art work and essays will become sole property of the mansion as part of the mansion’s permanent collection. 
Complete contest information, rules, judging criteria and an official entry form are available online at http://governorsmansion.ky.gov/centennial/contest/.  Only electronic entries submitted via e-mail will be accepted.   The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 14.  Questions may be directed to maryann.miller@education.ky.gov or rebecca.blessing@education.ky.gov.
All Centennial events and exhibits are sponsored through private donations to the Kentucky Executive Mansions Foundation, Inc. (KEMFI).  KEMFI is a 501(c)(3) organization established to undertake, promote and assist financially and otherwise support the modification to the restoration, maintenance and preservation of public buildings, sites, structures, places and objects of historic significance owned by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

2013 KASA Student Art Contest

Kentucky Association of School Administrators

152 Consumer Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601 * Ph. (800) 928-5272 or (502) 875-3411


KASA is proud to announce our first student art contest. The theme of the contest is “giving our kids a world-class education.” Please pass this along to your art teachers and encourage students to participate. We hope to have representation from all districts in the state. You will find all the information about the contest on our website. Please contact Ms. Baird if you have any questions.  Ms. Baird will accept entries until Friday, May 10.